Dear Theresa May

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. What follows is a form of activism.  A poem to our Prime Minister, here in the UK, about ‘Personal Independence Psyments’ (PIP) for those with disabilities. Dear Theresa May This message is for you, Mrs. May. I find myself wracked with disgust. Your team’s letter […]

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My Parkinson’s Review Consultation

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. As many of my readers who are, themselves, living with Parkinson’s will know, we patients have to attend a regular consultation with our Neurologists to discuss how we have been doing and to monitor for disease progression.  Today, I attended my second review appointment.  This […]

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Deciding to Accept Parkinson’s

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. “The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be.  The more I accept, the more serene I am.” – Michael J. Fox. One of the most common difficulties that I see, in other people with Parkinson’s, is frustration.  Indeed, I see this […]

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The Precious Leafy Pathway

The winding pathway reveals the passage of time with aplomb Portraying nature’s cycles on its paved and pitted surface Each season’s portrait depicted in perfect detail None so priceless as the pathway in pure gold leaf. Autumn rainfall pours into potholes of impure puddles The plip, the plop, the splatter and the pattering of rain […]

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Life’s Leafy Pathway

A pathway of autumnal glow When Nature bows her head for rest While trees prepare for season’s flow Like rust upon what summer blessed. The morning dew drops hang like gems As chill winds cause crisp leaves to fall Such a welcome the pathway lends To all the people one and all. Who can resist […]

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Fictitious Identity

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemmingway. Today, I am reflecting on how to develop my writing career.  I am about to start the fifth of fourteen modules in my Diploma in Creative Writing course; which runs for over a year and completes […]

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When Identity is Withdrawn

I am a Writer for ‘Parkinson’s Road’ global support community. Identity is a significant subject for people living with a chronic health disease/illness or disability. For some, the chronic health problem or disability is with them from birth.  In those cases the person’s identity, as being someone living with a chronic health problem or disability, […]

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